Shelby County Students Participate in Duke University Talent Identification Program

Each year, high achieving seventh grade students who qualify participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) Seventh Grade Talent Search. These seventh graders take above grade level tests, either the ACT or the SAT,  to help educators & families gain greater insight into their academic abilities.

This year, 101 seventh graders in Shelby County Schools participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Based on their performance on these college level tests, 43 students will receive ‚ÄúState recognition‚ÄĚ and seven students qualified for ‚ÄúGrand recognition.‚ÄĚ

The following schools had 2015 Duke TIP Award winners:

School Grand Award State Award
Calera Middle 1
Columbiana Middle 1 7
Montevallo Middle 1 2
Oak Mtn. Middle 5 29
Helena Middle 4
Total Qualified in Shelby County 7 43

 

Students invited to the State Ceremony meet at least one of the following criteria:

ACT                                              SAT
English ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚Č•21 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Math ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚Č•530
Math ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚Č•21 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Critical Reading¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Č•510
Reading ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚Č•21 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Writing ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚Č•500
Science ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚Č•21

Students invited to the Grand Ceremony must meet at least one of the following criteria (only about 3% of all the participants in the talent search qualify for grand recognition):

ACT                                                SAT
English ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚Č•29 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Math ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚Č•680
Math¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Č•28 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Critical Reading¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Č•650
Reading ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ‚Č•30 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Writing¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Č•650
Science ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚Č•27 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Math + Critical Reading + Writing¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Č•1850
Composite¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Č•28

This year, the State Ceremony will be on May 4 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  The following students from Shelby County Schools qualified for State recognition:

School Student
Calera Middle Bailey Jackson
Columbiana Middle Noah Harper                       Sarah Smith

Morgan Jeffries                   Victoria Snyder

Jason Kelley, Jr.                  Sarah Turner

Rachael Reeves

Montevallo Middle Grayson Fulmer                  Evan Zou
Oak Mtn. Middle Maggie Beard                   Patrick Guffey              Michael Neal

Anna Beatty                     Joseph Johnson            Joshua Ogle

Kathryn Branum               Eugene Lee                  Cole Rierson

Matthew Bray                   Gideon Lombardo          Chiraag Samal

Elizabeth Camp                 Luke Love                     William Sawyer

Evan Dunbar                     Nathanial Lusco              Bailey Shin

Charles Eggers                  Angela Ly                      Madison Smith

Eli Fizer                            Luke May                       Madaline Taylor

Neil Furman                      Gregory McCallum         William Throckmorton

Elena Gagliano                  Dylan Moore

Helena Middle Hannah Cost                       Christian Vanzant

Abigail Ford                         Connor Wolf

 

The 2015 Grand Ceremony will be on May 18 at Duke University.  The following students from Shelby County Schools qualified for Grand recognition:

School Student
Columbiana Middle Rachael Reeves
Montevallo Middle Evan Zou
Oak Mtn. Middle Matthew Bray                       Neil Furman

Elizabeth Camp                     Evan Dunbar

Elana Gagliano

 

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